Peter is a Director in Preti Flaherty's Concord, New Hampshire office where he focuses his practice on:

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Professional Liability
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

He has extensive jury trial experience in the state and federal courts and with hearings before administrative agencies. He advises businesses on employment and other matters and handles internal investigations. Peter serves as Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group, Chair of Preti Flaherty's Professional Development Committee, is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Commercial Litigation. Peter is a member of the New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board and the District of New Hampshire's Federal Court Advisory Committee, and he recently served on the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel.

A New Hampshire native, he resides in Concord with his wife Tenley.

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers 
  • New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board 
  • Federal Court Advisory Committee
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Committee
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice
  • Former Legal and Legislative Liaison, Human Resources Association of Greater Concord
  • Alternate Chair appointed by the Governor, New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board
  • Former Chair appointed by Chief Judge Laplante, Federal Court Advisory Committee

Honors & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation
  • Recognized as a Labor & Employment Star in Benchmark's Labor & Employment Guide

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Board of Directors, New England Chapter of the Villanova Law Alumni Association
  • Former Chair, Board of Directors, Havenwood Heritage Heights, a Continuing Care Retirement Community

Firm Highlights


FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations

Bodie Colwell of Preti Flaherty’s Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Group, has authored the article "FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations," appearing in the October 2023 issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Young & New Members Committee newsletter...


November 7, 2023 Election Results

Maine’s November 2023 statewide elections were exclusively referendum questions, four were citizen initiatives, and four were proposed amendments to the Maine Constitution. Of these, Questions 5, 7 and 8 were placed on the ballot...


Maine Workers’ Compensation Update - November 2023

The following is an overview of developments with respect to proposed legislation as well as new procedures on independent contractor determinations, medical fee schedule updates, and the use of updated Board forms, including medical...


Attorney Jeffrey Thaler Named to 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Energy Law

Preti Flaherty’s attorney Jeffrey Thaler has been recognized by  Lawdragon  as one of the top 500 Leaders in Energy Law. This is Jeff’s third time named to this prestigious list since the first publication...


David Van Slyke Named to 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law

Preti Flaherty’s Managing Partner David Van Slyke has been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the top 500 environmental lawyers in the U.S. It’s the third time he has been named to this prestigious...

Press Coverage

Maine media groups challenge new law on foreign spending on referendums

Maine’s two largest media associations, represented by Preti Flaherty attorneys Sigmund D. Schutz, Benjamin S. Piper, Jonathan G. Mermin, and Alexandra A. Harriman, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging a Maine law burdening...


131st Maine Legislature End of Session Update

The First Regular Session of the 131st Legislature was expected to end on June 15th or soon after. Instead, the First Regular Session ended on March 30th, and the Governor signed the “continuing services&rdquo...


Preti Flaherty Welcomes Trust and Estate Attorney Elise Salek to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Elise Salek has joined the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Practicing out of the firm’s Concord, New Hampshire office, Elise brings nearly three decades of experience...


Sigmund Schutz to moderate panel at 36th Annual Media and the Law Seminar: Under Attack! Existential Threats to Journalism and Free Speech

From unlawful searches and seizures of newsrooms and highly contentious litigation to physical harassment and calls for violence online, journalists and news organizations are under attack like never before. At the 36 th Annual...


Accessing Police Misconduct Records

Preti’s Sigmund Schutz will be one of the Maine panelists in New England First Amendment Coalition’s Accessing Police Misconduct Records series. This series continues NEFAC’s freedom of information lessons and builds on the information...